How Long Does It Take to Cross Kansas?

At its widest, the state of Kansas spans 411 miles from east to west, and thus takes almost six hours to cross via automobile at 70 mph. To cross Kansas from north to south at an average of 70 mph takes approximately three hours.

The above calculations only consider distance and do not take into effect weather conditions, construction, road conditions or traffic, all of which can have a significant effect on the time it takes to cross the state. The fastest way to cross Kansas is by airplane, which takes just under an hour going from east to west and less than 30 minutes going from north to south.